Climate

Rain Fall

The long rainy periods in Mbengwi from March to September with an annual average rain fall of 2022.3mm favours agriculture and animal rearing. Its favours the cultivation of both on and off season crops like Beans, maize, sweat potato. Off season crops are timely planted to take advantage of the rains in September and the transitional period of October. The off season is used by farmers to prepare for the un-coming farming season.

Temperature

The Meta zone (Mbengwi council) has an average maximum yearly temperature of 300 C, which favours the growth of crops like cassava, maize, cocoyams, yams, plantains. Temperature variation, dropping from the valley of settlement up the surrounded mountains gives the opportunity for the cultivation of a variety of crops. The cold temperatures at the top of the mountain fairly permit the cultivation of crops like cabbages and green spices.

Historical Profile

Mbengwi Area was first of all placed under the South Western federation of Local councils which extended up to including Ndop. During the colonial periods, this South Western federation of Local councils was broken down in to Widikum area council with head quarter in Mbengwi. The Mbengwi council hall now serving as the Mbengwi Municipal Library was inaugurated in 1941. During this period, Momo Division was made up of only Mbengwi and Batibo Sub Divisions. Later on, the enlarged Mbengwi Sub Division was gradually sub-divided in to Mbengwi central, Njikwa and Andek sub divisions. On the 29th of June 1977, the Mbengwi Rural Council was created with head quarters in Mbengwi.